Taiwan Design Expo [3 of 3] – The Old Taichung Winery

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This post is the third and final post of the series.  This one focuses on the Old Taichung Winery.  The photos in this post were taken in the areas of the winery that haven’t been renovated for exhibition use.  The winery is a paradise of decay, corrosion, colors, and textures to feast your eyes on.
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Chih-Shan Yen Prehistoric Site

Chih Shan-Yen Prehistoric Site 芝山岩遺址

I finally got around to returning to the Chih-Shan Yen Prehistoric Site [芝山岩遺址]. The previous time I visited, it was closed. This archaeological excavation revealed details of an advanced Austronesian population that lived in Taiwan. Radiocarbon dating places this layer in the strata between 3,600 to 3,000 BCE [Wikipedia article (CH)]. Besides an introductory Chinese/English plaque outside, there is really no information inside except for a small brochure about Chih-Shan Park. The volunteer was helpful and knowledgeable, but anyone who doesn’t understand Chinese may not get much out of a visit.
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Jiji Township

Our first stop was the Jiji Weir in Linwei Village. The purpse of its construction is to preserve water coming from the upper reaches of the Zhuoshui River for irrigation of farms in central and southern Taiwan. If you get as excited as I do for 3D models of dams and waterways… then you are in for a treat:

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